Emirates court convicts American on terror charges
Abu Dhabi: A judge in the United Arab Emirates has convicted an American citizen of terrorism charges and sentenced him to 18 months in prison.
Naji Hamdan, an American of Lebanese origin, cannot appeal today`s verdict, but will actually be released soon because he has been held since last year.
Hamdan faced three terrorism-related charges, including having ties with an al Qaeda group in Iraq.
Hamdan denied the allegations and said he was "disappointed" by the verdict.
His lawyer claims Hamdan was tortured by Emirates security agents and forced to sign a confession.
Rights groups have accused US authorities of pushing the case in the Emirates because they lack enough evidence for American courts.
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